Helena Goscilo

Helena Goscilo

Helena Goscilo



414 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Contemporary Russian culture
  • Russian and Polish women's literature
  • Early 19th century narrative fiction
  • Gender
  • Bakhtin
  • Folklore


  • PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Indiana University



Polish Cinema Today: A Bold New Era in Film, Lexington Books (co-written with Beth Holmgren), 2021


“Big Rewards for the Small Screen: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. during Both Cold Wars,” Cold War II: Hollywood’s Renewed Obsession with Russia, ed. Tatiana Prorokova, U of Mississippi P 2020. 49-69

“Three Degrees of Exemplary Boyhood in Boris Kustodiev’s Soviet Paradise” The Pedagogy of Images, eds. Marina Balina and Serguei Oushakine, U of Toronto P 2021. 53-80

“Tolstoy’s Breasts or the Mammary Offensive,” Tolstoi and the Evolution of His Artistic World, eds. Joe Andrew and Robert Reid, Brill, 2021


Keynote address, “Toppling the Myth of Saintly Polish Womanhood and of Sacrosanct Russian Maternity,” at conference "Новые мифы современности. Голос женщин между Россией и Польшей. Международная конференция," University of Bologna, Italy, January 2021     

“Re-Imagining Russia,” Interview with Stephen Norris for Havighurst Center at Miami University, YouTube, 17 March 2021

Advisory Board for fully funded 4-year project titled Mediated Feminism(s) in Contemporary Russia (FEMCORUS), undertaken by Saara Ratilainen and two colleagues at Tampere University, Finland 2021

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